‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Surface: grass
Women’s Seeds: Belinda Bencic, Jelena Jankovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Jelena Ostapenko, Laura Siegemund, Coco Vandeweghe, Eugenie Bouchard, Anna-Lena Friedsam
Women’s Floaters: Kiki Bertens
Women’s Notes: Last year’s runner-up Bencic is the lone Top 10 player, coming off injury after missing the French Open…Wildcards were awarded to Dutchwomen Indy de Vroome and Richel Hogenkamp, and Hungary’s Dalma Galfi…Pulling out of the field were Timea Babos, Annika Beck, Camila Giorgi, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Strycova…The French Open semifinalist Bertens only snuck into the field after player withdrawals…Giorgi beat Bencic in last year’s final…Vandeweghe (2014) is the lone former champ in the field.
Men’s Seeds: David Ferrer, Bernard Tomic, Ivo Karlovic, Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey, Andreas Seppi, Gilles Muller, Nicolas Mahut
Men’s Floaters: Robin Haase, Adrian Mannarino
Men’s Notes: No Top 10 players in the field…The former champ Ferrer will try and make up for a disappointing claycourt season where he didn’t win a title…Tough starts for (7) Muller vs. Haase and (6) Seppi vs. Mannarino…Wildcards were spread around to American Stefan Kozlov, Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and Dutchman Igor Sijsling…Withdrawing from the event were Richard Gasquet, David Goffin, Pablo Carren Busta, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Joao Sousa, Fernando Verdasco and Alexander Zverev…In last year’s final Mahut beat Goffin…Former champs in the field are Mahut (2015,’13), Ferrer (2012,’08), and Benjamin Becker (2009).
Nottingham, England; Surface: grass
Seeds: Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Monica Puig, Yanina Wickmayer, Heather Watson, Mona Barthel, Christina McHale
Floaters: Laura Robson
Notes: Field features one Top 20 player in Pliskova…Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…In the tournament’s WTA-level debut last year Ana Konjuh, who returns this year, beat Niculescu in the final.
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